Nintendo has to make profit somehow.
Well if you get it to work.... please let us all know. For this to work, you would need to fully understand the functions behind the Virtual Console, which aren't made public. It would be a case of stripping the VC back to basic to see how it is emulating the games.Originally Posted by Blackbag
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Nintendo has to make profit somehow.
Think of it this way. After FINDING one of these systems, you will have to buy it, THEN you have to buy the game. With the risk of the system dying (which some old systems do) and/or breaking it and/or loosing the game. They save you all that. Buy games you want..5 bucks for the first zelda? Hell yes. 10 bucks for Super Mario 64? Hell yes.
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Didn't take long VC has already been hacked. On the website there's a video showing how to execute the hack. No mods required.
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Emulators run on the Wii. Virtual Console gets served!
12 comments by Niero on 11.22.2006
Apparently, I'm not the only guy who thought eight dollars for Altered Beast on the Wii was criminal. My solution? Throwing a hissyfit on my sofa and buying it anyway. This guy? He found an old hack to load emulators, bypassing Wii micropayments forever. Virtual Console just got served, Shasta McNasty style.
A clever fox named NitrousXP used a five year old hack to run vintage games using a GameCube Action Replay disk. In this instructional video, he simply loads the software from SDLoad with pirated roms sitting in his flash card, then effortlessly illustrates how to play Super Nintendo games not yet available on the Wii VC (using SNES9X). Surely, more emulators also work with this hack for the uber impatient and loose of morals. That's so dirty!
The hack doesn't require any modding and the components easy to find; roughly $50 total. Apparently the program is also capable of making the virtual GameCube part of your LAN and loading roms from a network path with a broadband adapter. Check out this Wiki about it. Double dirty!
Is Virtual Console doomed? Nah. Morality, lazyness, obscurity, and sheer usability will spare Nintendo's retro project. I'm writing this off as an odd hack that only dastardly Sony fanboys will employ. But it's a sign of trouble to come -- especially since VC still doesn't have a single good Mario title and Nintendo is being annoyingly strategic about releasing games on it. If this hack does take off and the demand for emulation is that high, it will be their own damn fault.
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I just wish they did a 10 bucks a month thing and allow you to play any of them you want.
It's all cheap to me. If $10 bucks is the most for a single game then I'll take all the N64, NES, SNES, Genesis, etc. game that have.
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I think the prices are fine. Although lower prices would be cool.......
I just feel that if they dont make the games more affordable, they are going to have a lot of people loading their own emulators on the Wii.
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I cant help but laugh that people actually think they should charge a dollar for some games.
TBH the games are affordable, how many are you actually going to buy. Out of the launch lineup in europe I havent particularly seen anything I would even have owned on the original consoles ffs(I tell a lie F-Zero and sonic are there).
F-Zero and Sonic are possibly the greatest games on the Virtual Console right now, and I've downloaded a title called Bonk's Adventure. If you're interested in games that have a flash style and a simple control mechanism, Bonk's Adventure is the deal. You're a caveman, headbutting dinosaurs and headbutting dinosaur bosses along the way. Reason I don't have F-Zero yet is simply because I do not have a classic controller.
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